Nestle and Alcon–the Value of a Listing

Case Solution

Mihir A. Desai, Vincent Dessain, Anders Sjoman
Harvard Business School ()

In response to a perception of undervaluation by the capital markets, Nestlé is considering divesting part of its ophthalmic subsidiary Alcon and has to decide on a stock exchange. Students are challenged to grapple with the valuation of a conglomerate, the offsets in the listing in the US and Europe, and the incentives and tax consequences of this stock market decision.

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